Black Theatre Live


Talawa First 2017

11 May 2017

An un-missable season of firsts

Talawa Firsts kick starts the careers of writers, directors and theatre makers.  Come and see what the future of British theatre looks like, or take part in one of our open access workshops.  Tickets cost £5.
Talawa Firsts runs from 12 – 30 June. 

Talawa Firsts brings together a community of artists and gives them a space to meet, spark off ideas, build networks and become the next generation to shape British Theatre.

Each of these artists has gone on a journey with Talawa.  They sent in a script, invited us to see their show, or applied for our Studio Firsts programme. We have helped them to draw out the stories they want to tell.  Challenged them.  Encouraged them.  Provided them with space, resources, the opportunity to get it wrong, and plenty of tea and biscuits... 

Week 1: 12 - 16 June

Check The Label by Eno Mfon

with a short pre-show preview of Shanelle 'Tali' Fergus' piece 'Mum. Edit. More.'
Wednesday 14 June, 7:30pm

Writing workshop with Jules Haworth, Education Producer, Soho Theatre
and Jane Fallowfield, Literary Associate, Talawa Theatre Company
Thursday 15 June, 7pm – 8:30pm

Obama and Me by Sylvia Arthur
Friday 17 June, 7:30pm

Week 2: 21 - 23 June

Be Born by Christian Graham
Wednesday 21 June, 7:30pm

Movement workshop
with Coral Messam, Movement Director
Thursday 22 June, 7pm – 8:30pm

Mixed Bill with Ann Akin and Zeddie Lawal
Friday 23 June, 7:30pm

Week 3: 26 - 30 June

I Am Not There by Femi Martin

Wednesday 28 June, 7:30pm

Grants for the Arts workshop with Rachael Mullally, Relationship Manager, Arts Council England
Thursday 29 June, 7pm – 8:30pm

Mixed Bill with babirye bukilwa, Si Rawlinson, Gaby Nimo and Azara Meghie
Friday30 June, 7:30pm


All events are £5
Tickets are also available to purchase on the door on the evening of the event. For sold out events we will operate a returns queue, opening up to 30 minutes before the start of the performance.

Talawa Theatre Company, 53-55 East Road, London, N1 6AH